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Embracing Innovation as our Business Culture

by Lipton Matthews Establishing a business venture is a risky and uphill task, therefore, we sympathise with the plight of private entrepreneurs, but we will not accept their inertia in Jamaica. For years, business magnates have portrayed Jamaica as an … Continue reading

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Reduce the Bureaucracy

by Lipton Matthews “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem” – Ronald Reagan It is the duty of government to create a competitive regulatory framework to facilitate private investment, but many … Continue reading

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The Jamaican Government needs to Get off the Private Sector’s Back

by Lipton Matthews There has been much debate about the perceived lacklustre nature of the Jamaican private sector, but the discourse is void of context, as most commentators choose to ignore Jamaica’s hostile economic climate. The decisions of the corporate … Continue reading

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Where will new taxes come from?…..Dick’s proposal is worth the read for comedic relief.

An Article from the Jamaica Gleaner I don’t know how I could have missed this article from Thursday’s Gleaner, but thanks to Cato Rand, who brought it to my attention last night. As was pointed out by The Ancient Mariner … Continue reading

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The Jamaicanisation of the Eurozone

An Article from The Guardian (guardian.co.uk) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/may/18/jamaicanisation-eurozone Free from the blinding patriotism of nationalists locally and in the diaspora, as well as the magical thinking of our politicians and their operatives, in the real world people can see Jamaica for … Continue reading

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THERE COMES A TIME….in JAMAICA

by Cato Rand So Jamaica has signed a staff level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), taking us one step closer to an economic ‚Ä®programme supported by a 48-month arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility that will see the … Continue reading

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Take Snout out of NHT Trough

An Article from the Sunday Gleaner Attorney Gordon Robinson gives the legal grounds on which the Government of Jamaica is acting illegally in taking contributors’ payments out of the National Housing Trust.   http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130224/focus/focus2.html by Gordon Robinson, Gleaner Contributor I … Continue reading

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